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Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-09-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 999
Posted By supradupe
I also replaced the vanos seals two weeks ago....

I also replaced the vanos seals two weeks ago. Have a 03 525i and 85k miles only. I never experienced any of the symptoms at all, even at the -20 something Chicago winter, and the only reason I...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-12-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By supradupe
As to plastics or rubber, BMW uses recycled...

As to plastics or rubber, BMW uses recycled materials. From a chemistry standpoint, recycled rubber and plastic are less strong and less durable than virgin rubber and plastic. In a microscopic...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 10-01-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 918
Posted By supradupe
In Switzerland, you can actually buy a new car,...

In Switzerland, you can actually buy a new car, Bimmer/Mercedes, whatever, debadged from the factory, it is an option!
Even a M5 sold here can be bought without the M5 badge. It is not because...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-06-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,686
Posted By supradupe
9 out of 10 times it's because of over tightening...

9 out of 10 times it's because of over tightening the PS cap.

I had that grease PS reservoir issue, bought extra o-rings from dealer (it's only 2 or 3 bucks each people, save yourself some time to...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-23-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 736
Posted By supradupe
Well said!

Well said!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-21-2013, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By supradupe
Don't walk, RUN!!! If they claimed it is...

Don't walk, RUN!!!

If they claimed it is corroded, you would have gotten some random check brake light messages on your instrument panel. If you went to the shop not asking for this trouble and...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 60,789
Posted By supradupe
doru: thanks for the reminder. I understood. I...

doru: thanks for the reminder. I understood. I was just trying to point out that BMW 0W40 is not available in the US so people don't have to waste time searching for it. It is a very useful list by...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 60,789
Posted By supradupe
I don't think the BMW 0W40 is sold in the US. I...

I don't think the BMW 0W40 is sold in the US. I see them available in Europe though. Also to clarify, Ottomotoren means gasoline engines.

The good alternative rather than buying the adulterated...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 05-17-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 89,078
Posted By supradupe
65W will melt your wires and makes you even...

65W will melt your wires and makes you even poorer!
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-26-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By supradupe
why not go to the dealer and buy them, you surely...

why not go to the dealer and buy them, you surely will get the correct parts. They are not expensive anyway. Who knows how long these things were stored.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-15-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,251
Posted By supradupe
I have the euro folding mirror, same as the one...

I have the euro folding mirror, same as the one shown in the link but in titanium silver. Came off a 1999 540i. The passenger side has the bronze tinted mirror glass, driver side has the un-tinted...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By supradupe
Yeah, how many transmission rebuilt have you gone...

Yeah, how many transmission rebuilt have you gone through with the Accord!
Forum: Mobile Electronics and Lighting 01-31-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By supradupe
dealer is your best friend. it's only couple...

dealer is your best friend. it's only couple bucks.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-31-2013, 03:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,123
Posted By supradupe
or option 5: find a girl friend who drives a MBZ...

or option 5: find a girl friend who drives a MBZ or BMW and will let you keep the keys 24/7.

Mitzu are sucky cars, they fall apart after 4 years.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-11-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By supradupe
It is on that page, scroll down the page and you...

It is on that page, scroll down the page and you will find the xenon verson.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By supradupe
wow, expensive! Try here: ...

wow, expensive! Try here: http://www.schmiedmann.com/5_series/E39/Spare_parts_-_Lightning-heater_and_interior/Lighting_and_indikators_in-outside/page1.htm#paging

I found them to be more...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 01-09-2013, 03:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,369
Posted By supradupe
I am not sure where people can find oil (7...

I am not sure where people can find oil (7 quarts) for 40 bucks. Mobil 1 0W40 is close to 8 bucks with tax, so is Castrol 0W30. If my math is right, oil alone will cost close to 60 bucks. Of course,...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-31-2012, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 729
Posted By supradupe
I have created a spreadsheet years ago to keep...

I have created a spreadsheet years ago to keep track of my maintenance. It (the format) looks exactly like yours....
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-24-2012, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By supradupe
No they dont offer it here in the US. I took this...

No they dont offer it here in the US. I took this picture near Zurich. You can buy one directly from alpina for about 100k.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 12-23-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By supradupe
The wheels are on a e36, most likely replicas....

The wheels are on a e36, most likely replicas. Won't even fit a e39.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,695
Posted By supradupe
Obviously we are not talking about the same...

Obviously we are not talking about the same thing. In the 03, the rear passengers reading lights are festoon bulbs. The front dome light (the one in the middle, directly above the rearview mirror)...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2012, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,695
Posted By supradupe
The check control does not run through the...

The check control does not run through the interior lights that's what I know. Did you at least run a 12V directly to the bulbs you received to check if they are good? Could save you some hassle of...
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 11-15-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,695
Posted By supradupe
I said interior lights dont need resistor. I...

I said interior lights dont need resistor. I replaced all mine including the vanity. The only lights not being replaced are the two map lights.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-22-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,651
Posted By supradupe
Unfortunately, from what was written on the ...

Unfortunately, from what was written on the original post, it did not even demonstrate the undergrad level of sophistication.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 09-21-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,651
Posted By supradupe
That's a wise choice. A small price to pay to...

That's a wise choice. A small price to pay to avoid doing the job twice in a short period of time.
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